With blurb like that you'd expect Nemesis to make it on to the cover, would you? Not that I'm complaining about the first (original) Carlos Ezquerra cover of Strontium Dog in over two years - the biggest gap ever (even from prog 1 to the first appearance on the cover). There's a couple of letters … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 339: The siege of the century – in Nemesis the Warlock!
I was surprised last prog that the Crime Swoop only comprised Dredd and Hershey kicking down an apartment door and yelling "Crime Swoop!" - the reason for this is that the the real swoop happens this prog, as you can tell from Ron Smith's cover. The Mega-Times cover reveals that this story takes place in … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 338: “Good evening, citizens…” “CRIME SWOOP!”
Kevin O'Neill provides the kind of cover we've never seen before - a homunculus-eye view of being born, from inside the egg! Pretty sure we've not seen that since either. Or in any other comic, for that matter. In Tharg's Nerve Centre TMO states that this prog is an attempt at the Galactic Thrill-Power record, … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 337: Something slimy this way comes… Join Nemesis at the Hatching!
The first full year of weekly newspaper strips (it later went daily which is why we generally think of them as a daily strip, and that was the name given when they were collected in a hardback edition a few years back). Target Chief Judge - this is a bit of a strange one from … Continue reading The Daily Dredds: 1982
Angie Mills provides this cover (yes, I know the artist is now known as Angela Kincaid, but I'm tending to use the credits as given at the time - mainly due to how tangled the web of pseudonyms gets at times). Pat and Angie spent a lot of time developing Sláine though I gather it … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 330: New sword and sorcery saga starts this prog! Sláine
Picture the scene. It's a hot day in the early eighties, very possibly near the beginning of the school summer holidays. A hot day in the hottest summer of the 20th century. We were sitting on the front step of our house which faced on to an old disused canal. My family got chatting with … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 308:This is SKIZZ “Fatality factor 79%… Goodbye, Interpreter Zhcchz!”
A third Dredd cover from King Carlos for this story - by the time it finishes half of the episodes will have boasted a cover - really making up for the lack of covers for some of the best characters to have opposed Dredd in the first five years. Tharg's Nerve Centre reveals that Project … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 286: “We got yer wife, Dredd!”
According to Barney, this cover is by Robin Smith. A modified version of this cover will be appearing on the back of the Judge Dredd Annual from this year onwards (or possibly this is the modified version of the original badge appearing on the annuals). Tharg's Nerve Centre has a few food-themed letters, which is … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 262: Dredd DEAD?
A fully painted Ian Gibson cover here - I don't remember us seeing his painted work before. There's a hint of the animation that his shoulder eagle will have, but maybe I'm projecting my hopes on to the item of armour. p.s. Dredd seems to have abandoned his Lawmaster here, opting instead to leap in … Continue reading 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1982
Another Belardinelli cover for the last episode of the current Ace Trucking Co, though also another composite cover using artwork from the episode itself (I guess it's cheaper than commissioning the artist to draw a new picture). The Dez Skinn / Steve Dillon half-page advert for Roar the Movie pushes the Nerve Centre into the … Continue reading 2000AD Prog 258: Aliens+Robots+Future War+Future Sport+Big cash prizes When the going gets tough… The tough get going!